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Reference and Instructional Design Librarian (Instructor or Assistant Professor)

Bronx Community College

Assistant Professor:
Supports a college library through providing in-depth consultation with students and faculty and collaboration for the ongoing improvement of instructional programs and practices. Pursues an active scholarly agenda, performs supervisory duties, and participates in college-and university-wide programs and committees as assigned.

Instructor:
Supports a college library through providing in-depth consultation with students and faculty and collaboration for the ongoing improvement of instructional programs and practices.
Reporting to the Chief Librarian at Bronx Community College, the Reference and Instruction Librarian joins a team of librarians providing students and faculty with one-on-one and group instruction. Position involves direct contact with library users providing traditional and virtual reference and research assistance, outreach to faculty engaged in developing Information Literacy knowledge and skills of students, collaboration with librarians to engage college community in effective use of library services and resources, assessment of needs and promotion of awareness of new information products and services. Evening and weekend hours are required.
Librarians within the City University of New York take active faculty roles, serving on committees and engaging in scholarly research and publication. Perform other duties as assigned.  Continuous updating of knowledge and skills is required.
All appointments are subject to financial availability

Compensation:
Instructor: $42,860 - $71,000
Assistant Professor: $46,640 - $80,645
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

Required Qualifications:
All titles require a Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution. Also required is the ability to work with others for the good of the institution. For appointment as Assistant Professor, a second graduate degree is required.

Strongly Preferred Qualifications:
* Experience in an academic, research, or large public library
* Knowledge of trends and issues in contemporary reference services and user education
* Familiarity with the evolving concepts of Information Literacy
* Knowledge of educational and information resources in higher education and current pedagogical theories
* Experience with current web, instructional, and productivity technologies
* Experience working on department/library/college committee
* Teaching/instructional experience in an academic environment
* Demonstrated success with scholarly research and publication process
* Excellent interpersonal skills and written and verbal communication skills
* Experience developing collaborative working relationships
* Commitment to innovative and effective user-centered services
* Evidence of teamwork, creativity, initiative, and flexibility  

To Apply:
Applicants must apply online by accessing the CUNY website at www.cuny.edu and navigating to the following links:  Select “Employment”, then select “Search Job Postings” and find JOB ID #16400. Please attach resume and cover letter. References on request. Please do not include any other documentation.
Closing Date: April 18, 2017
JOB SEARCH CATEGORY  
CUNY Job Posting: Faculty

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY  
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.BCC

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Library Director IV

Tompkins County Public Library

About the Tompkins County Public Library:
The Library, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, has an annual budget of $4,004,856 supported by county funding with additional support from the Town of Ithaca, the Tompkins County Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Tompkins Public Library. Tompkins County Public Library, chartered to serve the county of 101,950, serves as the Central Library of the Finger Lakes Library System’s 33 libraries in 5 counties. The Library was originally founded by Ezra Cornell in 1864 as the Cornell Library Association and served as the first site of classes, faculty meetings and graduation of Cornell University. The current beautiful 66,747square-foot Library facility is at present undergoing renovations to add a new 21st Century Digital Lab, Makerspace and a new Teen Center as a result of a successful $3.57 million fundraising campaign.  In 2016, the dedicated and award- winning staff (42.41 FTE) provided services to close to 400,000 visitors, circulated 816,517 items, hosted more than 33,200 attendees for programs and offered more than one million online interactions through the library website, the‘TCPL to Go’ library app, catalog, digital collections internet and wireless access.  
Ithaca is located in Tompkins County and the beautiful Finger Lakes region of central New York State, a vital and engaged community that is home to Cornell University, Ithaca College and Tompkins Cortland Community College.  Outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers will find numerous opportunities to hike, bike, ski, enjoy beautiful Cayuga Lake and seek new adventures. The Library is located in the center of a busy and growing downtown that includes a wide variety of restaurants and shops. Tompkins County offers ample opportunities for outdoor activities, a thriving cultural scene and award-winning school systems.  

To learn more, visit Ithaca and Tompkins County, New York.

About the Position:
The Tompkins County Public Library Board of Directors seeks an enthusiastic, visionary, community-minded leader as its next Library Director. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong leadership skills, exhibit a clear vision and commitment to librarianship and community engagement, articulate and advocate the Library’s strategic directions, provide sound fiscal management, promote proactive leadership in technology integration and promote collaborative relationships within the Library and throughout the community.

Responsibilities:
The Library Director has overall responsibility for administration of staff, resources and resource development, long range planning, service delivery, comprehensive programs, government relations, public and community relations, fiscal affairs, personnel and labor relations.  Responsible for leading the Library to respond both positively and rapidly to changing community needs and demographics.  Responsible for organizational development, contract negotiations and staff development. Responsible for fundraising, facilitating and maintaining close working relationships with the Tompkins County Legislature, Tompkins County Public Library Foundation, The Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library, and the City and Town of Ithaca.

Requirements:
Graduation from an ALA Accredited school or program with a graduate degree in library or information studies and possession of, or eligibility for, a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate and eight years of satisfactory professional library experience in a library of recognized standing, two years of which must have been in an administrative capacity.
Other preferred qualifications include: experience reporting to a governing board, successful fundraising skills, experience working with budgets, construction and/or renovation experience, and working effectively with government officials and other public constituencies. 

  This position is a New York State Civil Service position. See Tompkins County Public Library Director Position Description to review the full position description.  

To Apply:
Interested applicants should complete and submit the Tompkins County electronic application and attach a cover letter and resume by April 21, 2017.  This vacancy posting is running in conjunction with the examination announcement.  Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications of the position will be invited to take the online training and experience examination through the NYS website starting June 1, 2017.  If you have any questions about the application or the examination process or need any assistance throughout the process please contact the Tompkins County Department of Human Resources (607) 274-5526

TCPL is an equal opportunity employer

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Part-Time Library Director

Stony Creek Free Library

The Stony Creek Free Library, a small public library located in Warren County, seeks an energetic, passionate, experienced, community-minded person for the position of Library Director.  Successful candidates will demonstrate leadership skills, articulate and advocate the library’s strategic direction, provide sound fiscal management, and promote collaborative relationships throughout the community.

This is a part-time position scheduled to work 20 hours per week; it requires a candidate with an associate’s degree of equivalent and demonstrates communication, interpersonal, and computer skills.  Experience in library collection and program development, staff and volunteer supervision, and familiarity with the library’s service community is desirable.  Starting salary is between $14.00 and $16.00 an hour, depending on experience.  A copy of the job description is available on the library’s website at http://stonycreekfreelibrary.sals.edu/.

Please email a cover letter and resume to stonycreekfreelibrary@outlook.com.

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Libraries and Information Technology Science Librarian

St. Lawrence University

About St. Lawrence University:
Located in Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.
The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit http://www.stlawu.edu/.

About the Position:
St. Lawrence University seeks an innovative, creative and service-oriented colleague as our next Science Librarian.  Part of the Libraries and Information Technology division and reporting to the Director of Libraries, the Science Librarian oversees the Launders Science Library.  The Science Librarian has principal responsibility for outreach to science departments regarding resources, services, and spaces. As a member of the St. Lawrence community dedicated to the promotion of the liberal arts, this individual will work closely with students and faculty in innovative ways that will have an ongoing impact on advancing scientific knowledge across the curriculum.
The successful candidate for this 12-month position will supervise the Science Library staff, manage the collections, and provide instruction, reference, and research consultation services for students and faculty in the sciences. To do so s/he must be able to work well in a collegial and team environment and will possess strong communication, interpersonal and teaching skills.  While the primary area of focus is in support of the sciences, the Science Librarian is also part of a multi-disciplinary team of colleagues which engages in the development of policies, goals and procedures and serves as a resource to the campus on evolving patterns of scholarly publishing, including open access initiatives and the management of scientific data.
The University Libraries support physical and virtual presences, strive to maintain a high level of resourcefulness, responsiveness, and reliability with regard to the academic needs of students and faculty, and proactively seek to engage with students and faculty on existing and emerging technologies, programs, and initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications:
* Have an ALA-accredited MLS degree or equivalent.
* Familiarity with the scientific literature and ability to help others understand trends is required.
* Interest and desire to successfully use and support science resources.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Knowledge of trends in scholarly communication.
* Degree in the sciences or related research experience.
* Previous academic library experience.

To Apply:
Interested applicants must apply online at https://employment.stlawu.edu/, uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

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Youth Services Librarian

Catskill Public Library

About the Catskill Public Library:
The Catskill Public Library, built in 1901, is a Carnegie Library located in upstate New York in the Catskill Mountain region. Its branch library is located in the hamlet of Palenville, America’s first artist colony. The Library serves a population of approximately 13,000.

About the Position:
The Catskill Public Library is in search of a dynamic, positive, high-energy, people-person to fill a Full-Time Youth Services Librarian position.

Salary Range: $45,000 - $50,000
This is a Civil Service Position.

Requirements:
A Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution with 1-2 years of professional library experience.

Special Requirements:
Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian's professional certificate at the time of application and possession of a certificate at the time of appointment.

General Responsibilities Include:
* Forming and maintaining positive working relationships with coworkers, library users and community organizations as well as acting as liaison for library services
* Providing reference and reader's advisory services to all library users
* Performing on-line database searches and assisting others in such searches
* Assisting library users with all types of hand-held devices
* Implementing and/or enhancing library automation projects and services
* Developing and conducting library tours, outreach, and presentations
* Evaluating, selecting and purchasing of library materials
* Designing and producing public relations and library instructional materials
* Seeking and implementing grant-funding
* Cataloging and processing work
* Keeping informed of professional developments through literature, participation in professional organizations, system meetings, workshops, and continuing education opportunities

Youth Services-Specific Responsibilities Include:
* Planning and implementing programming in both our main location and branch location, at both in-house and outreach locations with primary focus on youth services (ages 0-17) as well as parents, guardians, and caregivers
* Being comfortable regularly advocating out in the community
* Advocating for youths both in the library and in the community
* Being comfortable stepping into already existing youth services programs.

Skills, Abilities, Personal Characteristics:
* Knowledge of the modern principles and practices of library science
* Knowledge of and comfort with computer technology, mobile and hand-held devices and on-line database systems
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills with all age groups and skill-levels
* Ability to think critically to understand the needs of library users
* Ability to function as a team member in the planning and implementation of library projects
* Ability to work independently
* Tact and courtesy in dealing with staff and the public
* The ideal candidate will be a friendly, approachable, customer service oriented, forward-thinking individual with an unshakeable positive attitude and a strong belief in lifelong learning. The ability to see the silver lining regardless of situation is a plus.

To Apply:
Please email a cover letter, resume and three professional references to
Library Director, Sue Ray: director@catskillpubliclibrary.org
Subject Heading: "Youth Services Librarian Position"
Deadline: March 1, 2017

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Dean of Libraries

Hudson County Community College

About Hudson County Community College:
Hudson County Community College is an award-winning, comprehensive urban college with two campuses located just across the Hudson River from Manhattan in Jersey City and Union City, NJ. Fully accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the College offers courses and classes in a wide variety of disciplines to the people and businesses of Hudson County, one of the most historic and ethnically diverse areas of the United States. The College was recognized with the 2012 Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Northeast Regional Equity Award, was one of just five finalists in the U.S. for the American Association of Community Colleges’ (AACC) Student Success Award, and was presented with the New Jersey Business & Industry Association’s Good Neighbor Awards in 2009 for the Culinary Arts Conference Center and in 2012 for the North Hudson Campus Project, and in 2015 for the state-of the art, award-winning Library Building.
In 2016, the HCCC Library was recognized by the Association of College and Research Libraries with its EXCELLENCE award for its innovative programs, offerings and services. Hudson County Community College is the first college or university in the state ever to achieve that recognition.  

About the Position:
Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Student and Educational Services, the Dean of Libraries will provide leadership to meet the information and research needs of the campus and surrounding community. The Dean will articulate a strategic vision for the future of the library, and continue to facilitate the transformation of the Library into a vibrant, student-centered, 21st century, academic and cultural hub. The Dean of the Libraries integrates diverse resources and technologies, collaborates with college constituents, and cultivates a dynamic teaching and learning environment. The Dean of Libraries fosters an organizational climate that promotes diversity, encourages innovation, and provides effective leadership to Library staff and students.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and forward-thinking Library professional to join an award-winning team in a highly collaborative environment that encourages creativity and innovation.

Requirements:
* Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited university (doctorate preferred)
* Ability to envision and articulate goals for an innovative , forward-looking  academic library
* Demonstrated leadership skills; ability to mentor and nurture staff
* At least five years’ experience in an academic library in progressively responsible positions; at least three years’ supervisory experience
* Budget management experience
* Excellent written, communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively
* Commitment to professional growth within the field; active participation in statewide and national library associations

To Apply:
Send a letter of application, resume, salary requirements and names/contact information of three professional references to:

Via USPS:
Hudson County Community College
Department of Human Resources
81 Sip Avenue - Mezzanine Level
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Via Email:
Resumes@hccc.edu

Via Fax:
201-714-2509

For additional information about the College, please visit www.hccc.edu. Employment opportunities at Hudson County Community College may be obtained at www.njherc.org, www.higheredjobs.com, and www.latinosinhighered.com.

As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.
HCCC IS AN EEO/AA EMPLOYER

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Associate Dean of the Library

University of Scranton

About the University of Scranton:
The University of Scranton is a regional institution of more than 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students located in northeast Pennsylvania near the Pocono Mountains. Recognized nationally for the quality of its education, Scranton is one of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. It is committed to providing liberal arts education and strong professional and pre-professional programs in the context of Ignatian educational principles, especially the care and development of the whole person. Drawing on the strengths that have made it a recognized leader in the Northeast (ranked 8th among the master’s level universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report. Scranton is committed to a culture of scholarship and excellence in teaching and is moving into the front ranks of American’s comprehensive universities.

About the Position:
The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library at the University of Scranton invites applications for a full-time, Associate Dean commencing June 2017. The Weinberg Memorial Library provides superior resources, services and programs in support of the dynamic scholarly, cultural and social endeavors of the University and the community at large. The Library plays an integral role in teaching, learning, and research on campus, fostering a culture of collaboration, interdisciplinarity, innovation, creativity, and sustainability. Our work environment is forward-looking and participatory, with an emphasis on transparency and faculty/staff development.

The successful candidate will bring strong communicative and interpersonal abilities in order to provide strategic/operational leadership for the Library; supervise the day-to-day management of the Library facilities, collections, and staff; collaborate with University faculty, administration, and staff; cultivate student learning and formation; work with academic departments to achieve and maintain accreditation; assess library services, programs, and evolving user needs; encourage integration of technology into the delivery of library services; and advocate in support of library services and programs that promote transformational education that is engaged, integrated, and global.

Qualifications:
Qualified applicants should have an American Library Association-accredited Master’s Degree and six years of library/archives experience at a managerial or administrative level, including at least four years in an academic library.
Dr. Debra Pellegrino, Academic Dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies at The University of Scranton, serves as the Search Committee Chair.

To Apply:
Applicants must apply online at http://apptrkr.com/961418 and include a letter of application summarizing qualifications, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. Position is open until filled but applications will be reviewed beginning March 13, 2017.

The University of Scranton is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and educational environment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment. Scranton is an EOE Employer/Educator.  Veterans, minority persons, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Library Director I

Watkins Glen Public Library

The Board of Trustees of the Watkins Glen Public Library, a lively community hub in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of New York, is accepting applications for the position of Library Director I.  This is a part-time  professional position requiring a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited school and the NY State Professional Librarian Certificate.  Application for the required Civil Service Training and Experience Exam should be made through the Schuyler County Civil Service Department, 105 9th Street, Watkins Glen NY 14891-1633.  Application forms are available here.  The position will be available July 1, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those received before March 30th. For more information about the library, see our website, contact us at watkins@stls.org, or stop in for a visit at 610 S. Decatur Street in Watkins Glen.

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Associate Librarian

SUNY Potsdam

About SUNY Potsdam:
SUNY Potsdam has defied expectations since 1816, focusing on teaching, learning, and creative innovation through the nation’s first school of Music Education, a proud tradition of teacher education, and a remarkable school of Arts and Sciences. We are simultaneously one of SUNY’s most-watched creative campuses AND second best in SUNY’s comprehensive colleges for students enrolled in STEM fields – and we are chasing down first place.  To support this amazing community, the College Libraries have adopted a mission focused on forging dynamic partnerships, empowering our vibrant and diverse academic community to do thoughtful research, explore new ideas, and collaborate effectively. Our goals align with The Potsdam Pledge, which focuses on our community goals of vital teaching and learning, freedom of thought, belief and expression, respect and responsibility, safety and wellness, diversity and inclusion, and integrity in all we do. Because we are aware that we are a historically white and historically regional college that has an increasingly diverse population, we are working to understand our differences as we integrate students from beautiful rural upstate New York with students from the vibrant urban environments of downstate New York, preparing all of our community members to live global lives. With full support from our new Provost hired in 2015, the College Libraries are responding to these changes.

About the Position:
This technical services and metadata leadership position is an ideal opportunity for a librarian interested in the blend of tradition and experimentation in an increasingly diverse, inclusive, transparent, and flexible environment.  The Coordinator will join nine library faculty and six support staff who include a mix of “lifers” who have settled in Potsdam for the foreseeable future, and new folks who will learn from us, do good work here, and move on in their careers better for the experience – and we welcome the diversity of perspectives that both kinds of professionals bring to our campus. The Coordinator will have faculty rank of Associate Librarian in a tenure-track faculty position subject to criteria for reappointment, promotion, and tenure as established by the SUNY Board of Trustees and the Personnel Policies of the College Libraries, with a negotiable minimum salary of $60,000. As a part of this team and community, the Coordinator will provide leadership and vision for the Libraries’ management of content in all formats, and will be responsible for access to library materials, including metadata creation in support of print, digital, and Open Access collections. Technical Services currently encompasses acquisitions, cataloging, serials, and discovery, and will expand to include digitization of local collections. The Coordinator will supervise one librarian and two Library Clerks, and will be a key member of the Management Team of the Libraries. We expect that the Coordinator will provide leadership for the following projects or types of projects: migrate, in 2018, from a local implementation of ALEPH 500 to a new consortial LSP hosting all SUNY campus bibliographic files, including review of all technical services processes and workflows during and post-migration; engage our campus with Open Educational Resources (OER) and develop a sustainability plan for OERs; establish infrastructure and processes to support student research initiatives – in many varied formats – and to showcase the campus’s research output; support technical services staff in purchase, cataloging, and maintenance of materials for the F.W. Crumb main library, and the Julia E. Crane music library; mentor the professional development of a new Electronic Resources and Serials librarian and participate in skills and professional development for library staff; integrate patron-driven or purchase-on-demand processes into current acquisitions, ILL, and catalog environments. 
Specific responsibilities will be collaboratively refined with the Director of Libraries after hire, building on the strengths and interests of the successful candidate. As a holistic member of the library staff working in a leadership role, the Coordinator’s responsibilities may include face-to-face or online research assistance, information literacy instruction, and/or collection development – again, building on the strengths and interests of the successful candidate. Library faculty are also expected and encouraged to engage with the academic and student life of the campus through committee, teaching, or other service opportunities and current library faculty have built a strong reputation as valued members of our community through these kinds of service engagements. 

Required Qualifications: 
A master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (or from a master’s level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country). 

Preferred Qualifications: 
Experience working in academic or research libraries; sufficient experience in libraries to ensure the candidate can achieve continuing appointment at the rank of Associate Librarian; sufficient experience with library technical services to allow for confident leadership of the department; demonstrated experience working with, doing research with, or teaching under-represented groups.

To Apply:
Please visit our website and search for job posting U-00196.  Applications reviewed as received and position is open until filled.

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Senior Assistant Librarian

SUNY Potsdam

The College Libraries at SUNY Potsdam are reorganizing our technical services functions, and hiring an Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian to support the core functions of discovery, access, and management of information resources.  

About SUNY Potsdam:
SUNY Potsdam has defied expectations since 1816, focusing on teaching, learning, and creative innovation through the nation’s first school of Music Education, a proud tradition of teacher education, and a remarkable school of Arts and Sciences. We are simultaneously one of SUNY’s most-watched creative campuses AND second best in SUNY’s comprehensive colleges for students enrolled in STEM fields – and we are chasing down first place. To support this amazing community, the College Libraries have adopted a mission focused on forging dynamic partnerships, empowering our vibrant and diverse academic community to do thoughtful research, explore new ideas, and collaborate effectively. Our goals align with The Potsdam Pledge, which focuses on our community goals of vital teaching and learning, freedom of thought, belief and expression, respect and responsibility, safety and wellness, diversity and inclusion, and integrity in all we do. Because we are aware that we are a historically white and historically regional college that has an increasingly diverse population, we are working to understand our differences as we integrate students from beautiful rural upstate New York with students from the vibrant urban environments of downstate New York, preparing all of our community members to live global lives. With full support from our new Provost hired in 2015, the College Libraries are responding to these changes.

About the Position:
This librarian position is an ideal opportunity for someone interested in the blend of tradition and experimentation in an increasingly diverse, inclusive, transparent, and flexible environment. The librarian will join 9 library faculty and 6 support staff who include a mix of “lifers” who have settled in Potsdam for the foreseeable future, and new folks who will learn from us, do good work here, and move on in their careers better for the experience – and we welcome the diversity of perspectives that both kinds of professionals bring to our campus. The librarian will have faculty rank of Senior Assistant Librarian, in a tenure-track faculty position subject to criteria for reappointment, promotion, and continuing appointment as established by the SUNY Board of Trustees and the Personnel Policies of the College Libraries, with a negotiable minimum salary of $48,000.
As a part of this team and community, the Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian will provide expertise in managing the libraries’ electronic and print subscriptions, and the technologies necessary to maintain and access those resources. The librarian will report to the Technical Services and Metadata Coordinator, as a part of a department that also includes two library clerks working in acquisitions, cataloging, serials, discovery, and digitization of local collections. We expect that the librarian will be involved at varying levels of responsibility in the following projects or types of projects: migrating in 2018 from a local implementation of ALEPH 500 to a new consortial LSP hosting all SUNY campus bibliographic files, including review of all technical services processes and workflows during and post-migration; maintaining and optimizing our use of software services that provide discovery and access to electronic resources; Engaging our campus with Open Educational Resources and developing a sustainability plan for OERs; establishing infrastructure and processes to support student research initiatives – in many varied formats – and to showcase the campus’s research output; supporting technical services staff in purchase, cataloging, and maintenance of materials for the F.W. Crumb main library and the Julia E. Crane music library. 
Specific responsibilities will be refined in coordination with the Technical Services and Metadata Coordinator and the Director of Libraries, building on the strengths and interests of the successful candidate. As a holistic member of the library staff, the Coordinator’s responsibilities may include face-to-face or online research assistance, information literacy instruction, and/or collection development – again, building on the strengths and interests of the successful candidate. Library faculty are also expected and encouraged to engage with the academic and student life of the campus through committee, teaching, or other service opportunities and current library faculty have built a strong reputation as valued members of our community through these kinds of service engagements. Required

Qualifications: 
A master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (or from a master's level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country), earned by the proposed start date. 

Preferred Qualifications:
Sufficient experience in libraries, at any level, to ensure the candidate can achieve continuing appointment at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian; sufficient experience with library technical services principles to allow for confident participation in the life of the department; and demonstrated experience working with, doing research with, or teaching under-represented groups. 

To Apply:
Submission of a detailed cover letter that explains your interest in the position and what you have to offer our institution, and describes how you will approach the key projects listed in the job description; submission of a one page statement detailing how your previous work and/or service has supported the success of students from diverse/underrepresented backgrounds, or contributed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive campus environment. Applicants with no prior involvement with such processes should indicate how they would advance SUNY Potsdam’s diversity, equity and inclusion goals; and upload a word document with contact information for three professional references.  For more details on the libraries, the position, and to submit an application, please visit our website.

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Library Communications & Community Relations Specialist

Mohawk Valley Library System

The Mohawk Valley Library System, a cooperative public library system serving Fulton, Montgomery, Schenectady and Schoharie counties, seeks a full time Communications Specialist to coordinate community engagement and communications activities for MVLS and the 14 individual public libraries that make up the system, under the supervision of the system executive director.
More information is available at www.mvls.info

General Statement of Duties:  
The MVLS Communications Specialist will work with the public libraries in Fulton, Montgomery, Schenectady and Schoharie counties, helping these libraries gather community input, communicate library service impact and advocate for sustainable funding.  The position requires a high degree of organization, attention to detail and self-motivation as well as a commitment to the public library mission.

Typical Work Activities (Illustrative Only):

Community Relations:
* Develop and analyze community surveys for member libraries
* Facilitate & report on community focus groups and listening sessions for member libraries
* Coach member library staff to encourage community presentations and assist with presentations
* Educate member library staff & trustees on the importance of community engagement

Communications:
* Works with MVLS and member libraries to develop and implement Communications Plans
* Assists MVLS and member libraries with websites, social media and other communications platforms
* Develops a project to collect and disseminate Library Impact Stories
* Develops system-wide communications for National Library Week, Banned Books Week, etc.

Advocacy
* Works with member libraries to develop sustainability plans
* Works with member libraries on communications activities for budget votes
* Provides member library workshops on communications & advocacy topics
* Performs other communications and member library services related duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
* Willingness to work a flexible schedule to meet member libraries’ needs
* Willingness to travel to all MVLS communities. A valid NYS Driver’s License is required
* Schedules time effectively, meets deadlines, and deals with interruptions
* Ability to plan, develop and implement training for member libraries
* Communicates confidently before audiences, board members, elected officials and library staff
* Fluent with computer technologies necessary for communications: data management, web development etc.
* Working knowledge of public library services and practices
* Tact and courtesy in dealing with employees, clients, member libraries, and the public
* Ability to work collegially and cooperatively with a wide variety of system & member library clients

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Communications or a related field  
Professional experience with community engagement in a public or non-profit environment

Additional Qualifications:
MLS degree if paired with Communications and Community Engagement experience

Salary:  
$44,694 minimum depending on experience, with benefits including health insurance, NYS retirement etc.

To Apply:
Deadline for Applications:  Friday, March 10, 2017
Apply by resume to:

Eric Trahan, Director
Mohawk Valley Library System
858 Duanesburg Road
Schenectady, New York 12306. 

The Mohawk Valley Library System is an equal opportunity employer.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided for people with disabilities.

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Communication and Administrative Coordinator

Pioneer Library System

A full job-posting is available here.  The application deadline is 3/1/17.

The Pioneer Library System is looking for a dynamic individual with the initiative, attention to detail, and drive to see what's coming around the corner (and plan for "what ifs") that will help us fulfill our mission to make libraries strong, vibrant, and sustainable.

Primary Objectives of the Position:  
Through effective execution of wide-ranging administrative duties, this position supports two key areas of our work: 1) Member Library Communication and Engagement; and 2) Administration.  The responsibilities will require you to work closely with staff members from across the organization and specifically to support the Executive Director and the Administration Department.

Compensation and Benefits:
Salary range $34,000-$37,000 depending on experience.  Benefits include vacation, holidays, health insurance, and membership in the New York Retirement System.  Many opportunities for continuing education. 

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Part-Time Library Director

Stewart B. Lang Memorial Library

The Stewart B. Lang Memorial Library, located in Cato, NY and serving a rural population of approximately 4500, is seeking a Part-Time Library Director.

About the Position: 
This position requires someone with an outgoing personality and an ability to plan for the future of the library, providing staff leadership and vision for programming and growth.  The successful candidate will be able to work with patrons of all ages, have excellent oral and written communication skills and be comfortable working with library catalogs or information-management systems and technology.  Grant-writing experience and experience working in a library or similar setting strongly preferred.  Compensation is dependent on education and experience. 

Requirements: Work between 25 – 30 hours per week
Minimum 2 years of full-time college completed
Bachelor’s degree preferred
No civil service exam required for this position

To Apply:
Send resume and cover letter by March 1 to slangmem@gmail.com or mail to: 

Library Director Search
PO Box 58
Cato, NY 13033

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Central Library Assistant Manager, Programming & Outreach

Queens Library

About Queens Library:
Queens Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Innovation and leadership are the hall marks of Queens Library. Our mission is to meet the needs of the community by offering lifelong learning opportunities and ensuring there is a positive impact in the community. Queens Library fulfills its goals by embracing innovation and change. With a history of offering pioneering programs that meet the diverse needs of the most diverse county in the US, Queens Library is a place where innovation and leaders are welcomed.   Queens Library a private, non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York and includes 65 service locations with 1,700 employees.
 
Queens Library is the proud recipient of the following awards: 2009 Library Journal, Library of the Year, 2014 ALA/Information Today, Library of the Future, 2013 ULC Top Innovators, 2013 American-Architect’s Building of the Year (Queens Library at Glen Oaks).

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Central Library Assistant Manager is a member of a cross functional Central Library Management team dedicated to providing customer service across the entire Central Library while assisting the Queens Library Programming/Outreach Manager in employing goals and work plans to manage the daily operations and delivery of Central Library programs & outreach.
* Assists in the management of the Central Library. Assists with the direct and indirect supervision, performance management, motivation, development, coaching, and training of all Central Library Librarians, (Customer Service, and other staff).
* Ensures and provides quality customer service to internal and external customers in a timely manner and with a positive, proactive, customer-focused attitude using standards and guidelines set by Queens Library for the delivery of customer service. Promotes staff and customer understanding of the wide range of Queens Library programs and services.  
* Continually evaluates programs & outreach by reviewing usage patterns, circulation and community demographics with a focus on increasing circulation & usage. Assists in the identification of materials for acquisition with a focus on developing a collection that meets the needs of the community.
* Regularly supervises and audits the appearance, operation and condition of the library’s public service areas, book stacks and physical space.
* Effectively and efficiently assists with managing budgets. Assists in the preparation and maintenance of required reporting using approved formats in a timely manner.
* Develops and maintains relationships with local organizations and schools. Participates in committees and represents the organization as required. Manages the performance of programming/outreach direct reports.
* Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
* ALA accredited MLS/MLIS degree required.
* A minimum of one year of managerial experience including the performance management & supervision of full-time librarian staff and two years of post-MLS experience is required.
* Library, museum or similar cultural organizational experience preferred. Budget management experience preferred.  Must be knowledgeable of trends in public library service.
* Demonstrated cross-functional collaboration, influencing and consensus building skills required. Demonstrated ability to synthesize information and maintain organization-wide perspective while delivering and setting individual goals required.
* Must be able to lead, coach and develop staff to optimal performance levels. Must be able to establish and maintain positive cooperative working relationships with all levels of staff.
* Must have exemplary customer service skills (public and internal customers). Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

To Apply:
Email your cover letter and resume to QLCareers@queenslibrary.org and reference “Assistant Manager, Programming & Outreach – EXTERNAL” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email.

Queens Library is an equal opportunity employer.

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Outreach Services Specialist

Nassau Library System

Career opportunity for a progressive librarian who wants to make a difference. Enthusiastic and energetic "people-person" with initiative sought.

Overview:
Work with 54 autonomous member libraries to help them develop and enhance their services to several state-specified target populations
including senior citizens,  ethnic and language minorities, persons with disabilities, the educationally disadvantaged, the unemployed and underemployed,
and individuals residing in institutions.
* Inform
* Encourage
* Advise
* Facilitate
* Coordinate

Compensation:
Starting salary is $59,000 - $69,000 depending on relevant qualifications, experience and education.
Excellent benefits including participation in the NY State pension system and NY State health insurance program.
Involvement in professional associations and continuing education encouraged and supported.

More information about responsibilities, qualifications, how  to apply, the application deadline, and the Nassau Library System can be found here.

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Library Director IV

Finkelstein Memorial Library

About the Position:
This is an administrative position responsible for directing a library that serves a diverse population.  The work involves carrying out policies which are determined by the Library Board of Trustees.

Typical Activities:
Administers policies of the Board of Trustees;  Prepares preliminary budget estimates and submits a tentative budget to the Board of Trustees;  Plans new types of services;  Represents the library at community and group meetings;  Keeps informed of library related developments;  Directs the maintenance of buildings and grounds;  Recommends appointments, promotions and dismissals;  Evaluates library services in relation to the changing needs of the diverse community.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Characteristics:
Knowledge of library administration and modern principles of public library services; knowledge of library collections; ability to plan and coordinate the work of others; ability to get along with others; ability to express oneself clearly both orally and in writing; ability to motivate others and provide leadership; ability to carry out library policies; ability to participate effectively in cultural and intellectual activities of the community. Strong communication skills necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:
Must have certification as a Public Librarian by the NY State Department of Education and  Eight (8) years of professional library experience, four (4) years of which must have been in a public library of which two (2) years have been in an administrative capacity.
Experience must have been attained after receipt of the certification; or receipt of a master degree from a library school recognized by the NY State Department of Education.

Hours & Salary:
Salary is commensurate with education and experience. 35 hours per week. Generous benefits package.

To Apply:
Please send letter of interest and resume by February 14, 2017  to:

Debra Wicke - Head of Human Resources
Finkelstein Memorial Library
24 Chestnut Street
Spring Valley, NY 10977

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Regional Archivist

Long Island Library Resource Council (LILRC)

About LILRC:
Located in Bellport, the Long Island Library Resources Council (LILRC) is one of the nine library councils in the state of New York, with LILRC serving all of Nassau and Suffolk counties.  LILRC aims to enhance access to information, encourage resource sharing, and promote library interests for all LILRC members.

About the Position:
Reporting to the Assistant Director, the Regional Archivist is a full-time position that assists in meeting the mission of goals of the Council.  The individual selected for this position will become an important team member, responsible for the LILRC Regional Archival Service and Regional Digitization programs, workshop development, and other duties as assigned.
This position requires the employee to travel for conferences, meetings, and other LILRC events.

Educational Requirements:
MLS from ALA-accredited library education program; specialization in archives and records management.

Qualifications:
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
* Demonstrated teamwork, time management skills, and customer service skills
* Experience with Windows computers and software/applications used in business and education, such as Microsoft Office products and Google Applications
* Demonstrated technology skills and willingness to experiment with new tools and equipment.

Preferred:
* Experience in the process of digitization using OCLC CONTENTdm software.
* Background in information technology.
* Project management experience.
* Grant writing experience.

Duties & Responsibilities:
* Responsible for the LILRC Regional Digitization program, including “Long Island Memories”.
* Provide technical support for LILRC’s Regional Digitization Program.
* Encourage the development, where appropriate, of organizational and institutional archival programs to care for records in under-documented areas.
* Provides advice to repositories and record creators on issues and considerations regarding the appraisal, description, and access of historical records.
* Coordinate sponsorship of regional archival workshops including: conservation and preservation of archival materials, processing and maintenance of archival collections, and digitization of archival materials.
* Conduct site visits to historical societies and others who maintain Long Island historic materials and conduct a Needs Assessment.
* Maintain and distribute an online calendar of events sponsored by libraries and other organizations to celebrate Archives Month in October.
* Present an Annual Archives Month Conference in October.
* Liaison to the LILRC Committee on Local History and the Conservation/Preservation Committee.
* Other duties as assigned.

Salary:
Beginning salary of $45,000 per year and includes a generous benefit package.

To Apply:
To apply, please send a copy of your resume and cover letter along with any other material you would like to be considered part of your application to director@lilrc.org.  Final candidates will be required to provide names and contact information for three references.
The deadline for submitting an application is February 24, 2017.

The Long Island Library Resources Council is an equal opportunity employer.

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Information Technology Support Technician

Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

About the Position:
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library has opened the search for a full-time (35 hrs/wk) Information Technology Support Technician to support a busy, suburban library in the Capital Region.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated help desk experience supporting 100 + desktops, peripherals, tablets and AV equipment.  In addition, the Library seeks someone with a commitment to public service, strong communication and teamwork skills and a desire to support new tools and trends into the Library's Technology Services and Programs.  Full job description 

To Apply:
Please submit resumes to astrong@sals.edu by Feb. 7th.

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Youth Services Manager

Queens Library

About Queens Library:
Queens Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Innovation and leadership are the hall marks of Queens Library. Our mission is to meet the needs of the community by offering lifelong learning opportunities and ensuring there is a positive impact in the community. Queens Library fulfills its goals by embracing innovation and change. With a history of offering pioneering programs that meet the diverse needs of the most diverse county in the US, Queens Library is a place where innovation and leaders are welcomed.   Queens Library a private, non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York and includes 65 service locations with 1,700 employees.  

Queens Library is the proud recipient of the following awards: 2009 Library Journal, Library of the Year, 2014 ALA/Information Today, Library of the Future, 2013 ULC Top Innovators, 2013 American-Architect’s Building of the Year (Queens Library at Glen Oaks).

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Youth Services Manager is responsible for managing Youth Services operations at the Flushing community library. In the absence of the Flushing Director and other members of the management team, assumes responsibility for managing the library including overall direction of staff.  

Responsibilities include:
* Leads and supervises all Youth Services staff, including providing timely and objective feedback of performance, fostering the learning and development of staff, as well as for providing and modeling exceptional public service with an emphasis on children, teens and preteens.
* Manages and participates in youth services programming and outreach to the community. Liaises with the community. Ensures public service is given appropriate priority.
* Also responsible for physical maintenance, collection development, community liaising.
* Keeps records and statistics. Prepares reports.  
* Must have demonstrated experience in the following competencies: initiative, flexibility, cooperative teamwork and modeling exemplary customer service.
* Performs other duties as required.

The schedule for this position will include Saturdays and evenings.

Qualifications:
* Requires an ALA accredited Master’s degree, and a New York State Public Librarian’s Certificate. Experience as a Young Adult/Children’s Librarian preferred.
* A minimum of one year of managerial experience including the performance management & supervision of full-time librarian staff.
* Must have demonstrated knowledge of library policies and procedures.

To Apply:
Please send your resume and cover letter to QLcareers@queenslibrary.org and reference “Youth Services Manager - External” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email.  

The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Children’s Services Librarian

Victor Farmington Library

The Victor Farmington Library, located in a rapidly growing community near Rochester, New York is accepting applications for a full time Children’s Services Librarian.

About the Position:
This position requires an energetic personality who has experience working in a public library setting.   We are looking for a team player to work in a busy children’s room to provide the best possible library experience for our youngest patrons as well as work as a part of the staff as a whole.
Salary starts at $40,000 - depending on experience.  Health insurance and other benefits provided.

Education Requirements:
A Master’s degree in Library Science and a current NYS professional certificate are required.

A complete job description can be found on our website.

To Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to: Elly Dawson, Library Director  edawson@pls-net.org  by March 3rd 2017

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Head of Youth Services

Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library

About the Position:
The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library is seeking a creative, self-starter for the full-time position of Head of Youth Services. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to public service and a passion for working with children and teens of all ages. Candidate must be knowledgeable about the many genres of literature for children and teens.

Performing under the supervision of the Library Director, the Head of Youth Services is responsible for all general librarian functions related to Youth Services as well as planning and directing all activities and collection development for children ages 0-12 and teens ages 13-19. He/she will organize and manage a year-long schedule of youth-driven programming including Summer Reading activities, book discussions, Teen Advisory Group and community outreach programs and is responsible for creating in-house displays and booklists. Visits to the Monticello Central School District schools to promote the Summer Reading Program and library resources and programs for children and teens generally is expected as is building upon relationships with school personnel to enrich established collaboration.

This position supervises and manages the library’s clerks, pages and teen volunteers in the youth services department which includes hiring or recruiting, training, scheduling and performance reviews, where applicable.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and knowledge of managing a budget are required. It is expected that the person in this position will stay current with new technologies and popular trends especially as related to youth. The person in this position is responsible for managing at least one of our social media presences and serves as the liaison the Friends of the Library.

The successful candidate will have a vision for the future and the ability to effectively establish positive and successful working relationships with all staff, library patrons of all ages and the community. Work is performed with considerable independent judgment and initiative.

Minimum qualifications:
* MLS from an ALA accredited program
* NYS public librarian certificate required
* Two years’ experience as a public services librarian including supervisory responsibilities
* SIRSI Symphony/Workflows experience a plus
* Fluency in Spanish a plus
* Grant writing experience a plus

Hours & Benefits:
This position consists of a 38-hour work week including weekend assignments. The library offers a vacation/sick plan, participates in the New York State Local Retirement System and offers health insurance benefits as well as the option to participate in the New York State Deferred Compensation Plan.

To Apply:
This position is subject to Civil Service Examination.
Applicants responding by 5 p.m. Monday, February 6, 2017, will attract earliest consideration. Please email a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to: mtcjobs@rcls.org

The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

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Part-Time Librarian

Riverhead Free Library

About the Position:
The Riverhead Free Library is seeking a Part-time Librarian to work in the Adult and Information Services Department.  Candidates will be required to work 20-28 hours per week which will include Friday evenings and some weekends.

This position requires a highly motivated librarian with excellent customer service skills.
Must have experience working in a public library setting.

Duties:
* Provide research and reader’s advisory services at a busy reference desk
* Collection development
* Instructing patrons in the usage of digital resources and devices
* Providing computer help and assisting with programs  
* Some knowledge of local history and genealogy a plus
* Other librarian duties as needed

Required Certification:
A Master’s degree in Library Science and NYS Public Librarian certification are required.  
 

To Apply:
Please email resumes and cover letters to catherine.montazem@riverheadlibrary.org  by February 15, 2017.

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Part-Time Floating Librarian

Riverhead Free Library

About the Position:
The Riverhead Free Library is seeking a Part-Time Floating Librarian who will provide excellent customer service to patrons at the Adult, YA, and Children’s Services desks.  
(7-28 hr. per week)
This is a PT position that will include Friday evenings (5-9 pm) and some Saturdays (9-5 pm). This position is available to start immediately.

We are looking for a tech-savvy team player to work in a friendly, dynamic, and collaborative environment. Must have experience working in a public library setting.  

Duties:
* Readers’ advisory
* Assisting with library programs
* Assisting patrons with digital resources and devices
* Providing computer help to patrons
* Working at the desks (Adult, YA, and Children’s)
* Other librarian duties as needed.

Required Certification:
A Master’s degree in Library Science and NYS Public Librarian certification are required.  

To Apply:
Please email resumes and letters of interest to catherine.montazem@riverheadlibrary.org.
The submission deadline is Friday, February 15, 2017.

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Digital Services Librarian

Riverhead Free Library

About the Position:
The Adult and Information Services Department of the Riverhead Free Library seeks an energetic and motivated part time Digital Services Librarian who will provide excellent patron service to our diverse community.   

Responsibilities:
* Staffing the reference desk as scheduled
* Create, promote and lead library programs for the Learning Lab
* Participating in the selection, evaluation, maintenance and discard of reference and other adult materials based on professional judgment, preferences of patrons and acknowledged review sources
* Post social media accounts
* Be knowledgeable of digital services and library download services on a variety of devices and have the ability to assist patrons in this area
* Teach programs on the latest technology and lead makerspace programs
* Providing reference, readers advisory and bibliographic instruction services to patrons
* Placing holds for patron requests
* Performance of other duties as may be required

Qualifications:
* Master’s degree in Library Science from and ALA-accredited school and NYS Public Librarian certification are required.  
* Good knowledge of library resources and experience working with the public
* Ability to communicate effectively and in a friendly manner with patrons and staff
* Ability to exercise sound judgement, make quick decisions and perform well under pressure
* Ability to maintain confidentiality of information handled
* Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position

To Apply:
Please email resume and cover letter to catherine.montazem@riverheadlibrary.org. Submission deadline is February 15, 2017.

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Fiscal Coordinator

Riverhead Free Library

The duties and responsibilities of the Fiscal Coordinator include providing daily oversight on how the funds are spent and managed.  This oversight includes ensuring funds are budgeted, where appropriate, that they are spent according to fiscal policy, that funds are spent in alignment with the account purpose, that processes and controls are in place, that assets are safeguarded, that transactions are recorded and reported properly, that the account is reconciled on a monthly basis, and that either the expenditures are in conformity with the budget, or appropriate budget changes have been made to reflect a change in the original budget.   

About the Position:
Reporting to the Director and Library Manager, the fiscal officer is responsible for all aspects of the library’s fiscal operations including:  the annual budget development process, monitoring budget throughout the year, managing cash flow, managing banking, credit cards, and investments,  accounts receivable, accounts payable, preparing monthly and year-end financial statements, and interfacing with the finance committee and audit firm annually.  Manages daily cash receipt and monthly bank reconciliations.  Reviews contracts and expenditures, shopping for competitive rates.  May supervise a clerical or account employee.  Works closely with HR department to ensure payroll deductions and benefits are correctly administered.  Attends Finance Committee and Audit Committee meetings.

Requirements:
Requires proficiency in accounting software and Excel.  Thorough knowledge of accounting procedures and concepts, as well as public finance administration.  Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize tasks according to multiple variables; comfortable with heavy workload and complex issues.  Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.  Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff.  Must demonstrate integrity, accuracy, and attention to detail.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in accounting.  Two years of professional experience in governmental, school district or library district accounting or fiscal management.   

Salary:
$32 per hour approximately 20 hours per week

To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter by 2/15/17 to kerrie.mcmullensmith@riverheadlibrary.org

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Part-time Public Relations and Administrative Assistant

Sayville Library

Start Date:
Immediate
Hours:
16 hours per week - Two mornings (9:00 am to 1:00 pm) and two afternoons (1:00 am to 5:00 pm), off Wednesdays.
Salary & Benefits:
$16.00 — $17.00 per hour
Pro-rated vacation, sick, holiday and personal time; optional New York State retirement System membership

Duties:
Design flyers, posters and other promotional material including social media posting and editing responsibilities. Assist with office duties such as scheduling meeting rooms and art gallery, answering phones and filing.  Other duties as assigned

Requirements:
Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and MS Office required.  Bachelor's degree preferred but experience may be substituted.

To Apply:
Send resumes by Friday February 2, 2017 to kbrittelli@sayvillelibrary.org or

Sayville Library
Administration
88 Greene Avenue
Sayville, NY 11782

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Adult Services Librarian

Rose Memorial Library

About the Position:
Immediate opening for a creative individual who wants to step in to create a meaningful service position.  Position has just been expanded to full-time and the library is poised to expand within the next two years. Located in the lower Hudson Valley, association-type public library serves a community of about 15,000 close to West Point, NY.  Wonderful, friendly staff and energetic trustees want to push ahead into the future. Includes usual skills needed for collection development, reference and computer assistance with the public. Candidate should be well versed in latest library technology and budding services, able to communicate in all social media, and lead library programming and outreach to fit in with emerging building plans!  MLS and at least 3 years’ experience required. $45K.  

To Apply:
Send letter and resume to James Mahoney, MLS, Director, Rose Memorial Library, Stony Point, NY.

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Vice President of Programs and Services

Queens Library

About Queens Library:
Queens Library, a private non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York is known worldwide for creative public service, innovative library technology, diversity, outreach and dozens of “firsts” in the library world. We enrich lives. Queens Library's circulation, attendance and other indicators consistently rank among the world's highest. We serve a diverse urban community of 2.3 million from 65 library locations. In addition to serving its customers’ diverse interests and backgrounds, the Library contributes substantially to the quality of life and economic vitality of its neighborhoods. Queens Library is determined to continue setting the standard for proactive, customer-centered library services that respond to the current and future needs of its community.

Duties & Responsibilities:
The Vice President of Programs and Services is responsible for conceiving, developing, implementing, managing, leading and improving library programs and special services system-wide.  Manages and coordinates the day to day operations of the Program and Services department including; New Americans Programs, Special Services, Government Grants, Job & Business Academy, Adult Learner Programs and age-level program coordination.  Motivates, coaches and mentors staff to deliver the products and services necessary to fulfill its mission.  Analyzes community information data to determine customer needs based upon demographic data and community needs.  Serves as the Library’s liaison to agencies and community based organizations to develop partnerships and funding opportunities that meet the needs of Library customers and the Queens communities.  

Operational Administration
Conceives, develops, implements, leads and improves library programs and special services system-wide, including internal and external stakeholder development and coordination, to meet organizational strategic goals. Develops and manages multi-million dollar budgets from various funding sources; allocates resources in the most cost-effective manner to ensure maximum return on investment and to achieve quality customer service. Communicates and coordinates all activities with other departments as a member of the senior management team to achieve organizational goals.  

Administration of Day-to-Day Activities
Supervises and coordinates managers and resources within the department, and effectively coordinates all activities with other departments to ensure effective delivery of quality programs and special services. Effectively manages performance and development of staff to maximize department efficiency.  

Partnership Development and Management
Develops and builds library organizational partnerships with government agencies and community-based organizations that effectively support achieving organizational goals for the delivery of innovative, customer-focused, educational programs and services.

Staff Management and Professional Development
Recruits, trains and supervises a team of motivated professionals whose skills and interests are fully aligned with their job functions. Establishes reasonable performance goals. Identifies professional development needs of staff. Ensures all staff within the department receive timely performance reviews that are accurate and in accordance with the Library’s Performance Management procedures.  Ensures that performance documentation is maintained, up-to-date and accurate.    

Grants Management
Based on programmatic needs and priorities, partners with the Queens Library Foundation to support the delivery and expansion of programs and special services.  Ensures compliance with all requirements for government grants secured. Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred. Minimum of ten (10) years in a leadership position in program development or related field required. Must have clear programmatic vision and strong leadership skills. Deep knowledge of the cultural landscape in Queens is highly desirable. Knowledge of, and experience with adult literacy programs a plus. Knowledge of public and private grants development and management is required.  Must have the ability to apply principles of leadership, analyze and interpret business information, formulate business strategies and plans, and problem solve at an advanced business level. Demonstrated ability to manage staff performance and resolve interpersonal and operational conflicts required.

To Apply:
Please email your resume and cover letter to: Execsearch@queenslibrary.org, and reference “Vice President of Programs and Services – External” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email.  

The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Director of Technical Services and Library Systems

The University at Albany Libraries

About the Position:
The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) invite applications and nominations for the position of Director of Technical Services and Library Systems. Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, this senior administrative position is responsible for all activities related to acquiring information resources for the Libraries' collections, and creating and maintaining access to collections in all formats. Responsibilities include oversight of the Acquisitions, Catalog Management, Cataloging, and Library Systems departments. As a member of the Libraries' senior administrative group, the Director shares responsibility for developing and implementing the mission, goals, and broad policy directions for the University Libraries.
UAlbany is looking for a forward-thinking, service-oriented, collaborative leader with a keen sense of the evolving role of research libraries in the digital age and demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends in all areas related to technical services and library systems. In addition to providing overall leadership and vision for the Technical Services and Library Systems Division, the Director prepares budget projections and needs assessments for the Division; allocates and administers the Division's budget which includes the Libraries' equipment, hardware, and software budgets; and provides leadership and direction for developing and maintaining technical services collaborations and partnerships with other departments, other library divisions, and other academic libraries. Tenure-track library faculty at the University at Albany are expected to engage in research, publication, and service to the Libraries, the University, and the profession, as required for promotion and continuing appointment.

Academic Rank: Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian (rank determined by the successful candidate's qualifications)

For additional information, including qualification requirements and application instructions, click here.

Closing date for receipt of applications: February 12, 2017

The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

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Part-Time Library Director

Petersburgh Public Library

About the Position:
The Petersburgh Public Library, a small municipal library located in eastern Rensselaer County, seeks an energetic, passionate, experienced person for the position of Library Director.  This is a part-time position scheduled to work 20 hours per week.  The position requires a candidate with an associate’s degree or equivalent and demonstrated communication, interpersonal, and computer skills.  Experience in library collection and program development, staff and volunteer supervision, and familiarity with the library’s service community would be highly desirable.   Starting salary is $17,160 per year.  A copy of the job description is available on the library’s website.
Starting Date: April 3, 2107

To Apply:
Please send resumes to the Search Committee by mail to Job Search, Petersburgh Public Library, P.O. Box 250, Petersburgh, NY 12138 or by email to jobsearch@petersburghpubliclibrary.org by February 15, 2017.

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